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Children

Infant - Grade 6

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E3 - Exploring, Experiencing, and Expressing our faith through the arts. E3, one of Trinity’s ministries, is a FREE high-quality music and arts program for children age 5-6th grade. It offers an exciting opportunity to participate in choral singing (in worship once a month) and faith focused art class. Each session, which is taught by Trinity staff musicians and skilled artists from the local community, meets on Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:15 from mid-September through early May. Students and their families are invited to share in a dinner (free-will offering) each week at 6:15 p.m.


Think you missed the deadline to participate? You haven't! You're welcome to sign your children up at any point throughout the months that E3 meets. 

Wednesday Schedule

4:30-4:45 PM: Gathering Time
4:45-6:15 PM: Choir & Art Rotations
6:15-7:00 PM: Dinner

Sunday School

Sundays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Before the worship service, children who are in Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to hear a Bible story and participate in fun faith enriching activities. Pre-K and Kindergarten students can be dropped off upstairs in room 212. Elementary students will have Sunday school upstairs as well in room 210. You may pick your child/ren up at the Sunday School room at 10:45 or a teacher will walk your child/ren into the service to sit with you.

Every Sunday school teacher has been screened with a background check.

Parents and Caregivers Connect

While your child is attending Sunday school we invite you to gather with other parents and caregivers to connect, socialize, and take a break. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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First Steps in Music

February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20

0-2 years: 5:00-5:30 pm

3-4 years: 5:35-6:05 pm

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers First Steps in Music classes to children ages 0 to 5 years old. Through activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum by John Feierabend, children and their parents/caregiver experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, finger-plays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations. The goal of First Steps in Music is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight to twelve well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum..

Waffle Church

Every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9 a.m.

People of all ages are invited to cook, eat and worship together. We begin by preparing and sharing a breakfast of waffles*, followed by the sharing of scripture, prayers and communion. Waffle Church provides a casual family friendly space which includes an art table, sensory bins, and even a safe play space your non-walker. And an encouraging note for parents: Even if you’re running behind, your child’s having a hard time, and you just noticed you have two different socks on … You’re welcome as you are at Waffle Church!


​*Allergy friendly waffles will be available, free of the top 8 allergens.

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Choir

Children's Choir

A training choir for children, age 5 to second grade, this ensemble meets Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30 p.m., mid-September through the first of May, during the E3 Music and Arts program. Its director, Emily Bird, develops early vocal and music skills through the use of exercises and games, and the group sings for worship about once every six weeks. Children and their families are invited to participate in an intergenerational supper each week at 6:15 p.m. which is offered for Wednesday evening music participants.

Junior Choir

A third through sixth-grade ensemble which meets Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30 p.m., mid-September through the first of May, during the E3 Music and Arts program. Under the direction of Emily Bird, it sings for Sunday worship about once a month. In rehearsals, students are taught teaching music skills and techniques. Children and their families are invited to participate in an intergenerational supper each week at 6:15 p.m. which is offered for Wednesday evening music participants.

Baptism

Whether by birth or by adoption, one of the most exciting events in our lives is a child entering the family. Whether it is your first or last child or one in-between, as Christians we look upon the gift of life as coming from God. It is a wonderful gift!

As a parent, you have the unique privilege of accompanying your child on a lifelong journey of faith. One of the first things parents need to decide is when to baptize their child. Lutherans baptize infants because of our understanding of baptism as a gift of grace from God, not something we earn or choose. Lutherans baptize infants, children, teens, or adults as the starting point of a life lived in faith.

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